What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? IN
I will try to give as many details as needed and try to make it as brief as possible...My grandmother had cataract surgery on April 28 of this year. She is on a blood thinner and when scheduling the surgery told the doctor doing this surgery that she was on it and if it should be stopped before the surgery and the doctor told her no that it wasnt necessary to stop it. This doctor also did not contact the clinic she goes to for the blood thinner like is required.
Well, the surgery went very wrong and her eye started hemoraging (sp?) during the surgery and they had to call in the main doctor (who founded the eye center she was at) to try and stop the bleeding. They managed to stop the bleeding but were not able to replace the lens in her eye so she is now blind in that eye and still has sutures in that eye.
When the doctor finally spoke to me afterwards he told me (the main doctor that had to be called in not the one that did the surgery) told me and my daughter that the hemoraging was caused by her being on blood thinners! I had to start taking her to a retina specialist and the blood clot had to be drained from behind her eye. She is now unable to drive and because of the lack of vision on that side has tripped and fallen several times and because of all the meds she has had to be on it keeps affecting her blood levels from anywhere to being way too thin so we had to be very careful that she didnt get any injuries to her blood being too thick. The nurses at the coumidin cliic told us that when the doctor there found out what happened he was so mad that he was throwing things and was very upset cause she should have been taken off the blood thinner and they said he never acts like that.
Like I stated before she is no longer able to drive has fallen several times over things because she cant see out of that eye at all and can barely see out of her other eye as it still has a cataract in it cause they had to cancel that surgery due to what happened to the other eye.
I am wondering if we would have any case what-so-ever for them not contacting the coumidin clinic about the surgery and allowing her to stay on the blood thinner and this happened and the doctor told me himself that that is what caused her eye to hemorage?